Featuring the Boston Terrier dog breed figurines, gifts and collectibles. The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating from the United States and is classified as a non-sporting breed. These dogs are small, compact, with short tail and upright ears. Originally bred for fighting and hunting rats in garment factories, these dogs are now bred for companionship. The Boston Terrier is highly intelligent, easy to train and can be friendly or stubborn. They are very protective of their owners and can be aggressive toward other pets or strangers.